Fanless PCs have a wide range of advantages in comparison to fan cooled computers. Computers generally have fans and vents to allow air to cool down the CPU, but this also allows dust and debris to be drawn into the system. Fanless systems use a passive heat sink to divert heat away from the CPU preventing that from happening. Fanless PCs also have improved air cooling technology to keep operating temperatures at optimal levels. These units also come equipped with solid state drives instead of the more traditional HDD which removes the issue of performance problems that can be caused from spinning discs.
Industrial Computers have to operate reliably in a wide range of environments many of which involve harsh and demanding conditions. When choosing an industrial PC, the environment needs to be taken in consideration, with regards to dust, dirt, water sprays, humidity, debris, temperature extremes and vibration.
There are some environments where only fanless PCs can be used. Sterile environments such as medical operating rooms, pharmaceuticals, horticulture grow facilities and other similar locations are very sensitive to contaminants. In hazardous locations like mining, oil-drilling, military, manufacturing or construction, it is very important to use only fanless computers as they have no moving parts and minimise the risk of creating sparks. For these applications, fully sealed fanless units are recommended to minimise any risk.
Engineered specifically for industrial applications, these Fanless PCs are energy-efficient and have longer life cycles ensuring continuous and reliable operation with lower maintenance costs. No moving parts also means considerably less noise coming from the unit.
STX Technology offers a wide range of Fanless Computers: Industrial Touch Panel PCs and Touch Monitors, Large Format Touch Panel PCs and Monitors, and Vehicle Mount Computers and Monitors. There are fully sealed options with IP67 rated connectors available as well as rugged stainless steel and aluminium units. All STX Technology’s products are proven in a range of different applications in New Zealand, Australia and around the world, and backed up by local support team. To request a quote or to get more information about Fanless PCs or other products, please contact the STX Team.